Nursing

Shelley Y. Hawkins, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP
Chairperson & Director of Nursing; Professor

Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Washington DC 20001 (202) 887-6791
ccneaccreditation.org

The purpose of the graduate program is to educate the professional nurse for advanced nursing practice in hospitals, clinics, community health settings, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare-related agencies. The curriculum provides a foundation for further doctoral study.

Bradley University offers a variety of online graduate nursing programs including Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (including an RN-MSN entry point), and Post- Master’s Certificate (PMC). Five specialty areas are available: Administration/Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), and Adult- Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). Graduate requirements for the MSN Program must be fulfilled within five years of enrollment while DNP Program requirements must be fulfilled within seven years of enrollment. The student must maintain an academic average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) to be in “good standing”. A grade of "B", or better, must be earned in all NUR courses and a “C”, or better, in all other coursework applied toward graduation requirements.

*Online program.

Program Descriptions (By Specialty Track)

Administration/Leadership

MSN Nursing Administration (online)

This 30 (BSN entry) - 39 (ADN/Diploma/RN with a Non-nursing Baccalaureate Entry) semester hour specialty in the MSN program prepares graduates for first-line management as executives in a variety of health care settings. Students complete 300 hours of practicum with a nurse manager/executive preceptor. ADN/Diploma/RN and non-nursing Baccalaureate entry students complete an additional 50 practicum hours in the community health setting. Graduates with a major in nursing administration are prepared for first-line management as executives in a variety of health care settings, and for future doctoral study. At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the various nurse executive or leader certifications administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL).

DNP Leadership (online)

This 36-40 semester hour specialty track in the DNP Program prepares licensed registered nurses with a master's degree for advanced leadership roles in diverse settings Role preparation is focused on improvement of healthcare outcomes of patients, populations, or systems. Students complete 300 hours of practicum with a practice mentor in the development and implementation of their DNP project. A minimum of 1,000 clinical hours is required to earn a DNP degree (AACN). Clinical hours that the student completed for completion of the master's degree are credited toward fulfillment of the 1,000 clinical hours DNP Leadership graduates are eligible to write the various nurse executive or leader certification examinations offered by the ANCC or the AONL.

Family Nurse Practitioner

RN to MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (online)

ADN/Diploma/RN with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree entry.

This 59-semester hour specialty track in the MSN program prepares graduates as family nurse practitioners (FNP). Students complete a total of 750 hours of clinical practicum in various population-focused and/or specialty areas supervised by qualified preceptors (NTF Criterion). The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing with individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the FNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

BSN to MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) (online)

This 50 (BSN entry) semester hour specialty track in the MSN program prepares graduates as family nurse practitioners (FNPs). Students complete a total of 700 hours of clinical practicum in various population-focused and/or specialty areas supervised by qualified preceptors (NTF Criterion). The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing with individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the FNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

DNP Family Nurse Practitioner FNP (online)

This (BSN entry) 71-semester hour specialty track in the DNP program prepares licensed registered nurses with a BSN as family nurse practitioners (FNP) at the doctoral level. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing with individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum. Students complete a total of 1000 hours of clinical in various population-focused and/or specialty areas supervised by qualified preceptors. A DNP project must be completed to fulfill degree requirements. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the FNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Post Master's Certificate (online)

This 26-35-semester hour specialty certificate prepares licensed registered nurses with a MSN from an accredited nursing program as an advanced practice nurse with FNP specialization The curriculum consists of the same FNP specialty theory and practicum courses as the MSN FNP program. FNP Certificate students complete a total of 700 hours of clinical in various population-focused and/or specialty areas supervised by qualified preceptors (NTF Criterion). The goal of the program is to prepare licensed master’s prepared nurses for advanced practice nursing with individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the FNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

RN - MSN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) (online)

ADN/Diploma/RN with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree entry.

This 60-semester hour specialty track in the MSN program prepares graduates as psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP). Students complete a total of 650 clinical practicum hours supervised by qualified preceptors. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver psychiatric/mental health advanced practice nursing across the lifespan in various mental health care settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the PMHNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

BSN - MSN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) (online)

This BSN to MSN 51-semester hour specialty track in the MSN program prepares graduates as psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP). Students complete a total of 600 clinical practicum hours supervised by qualified preceptors. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver psychiatric/mental health advanced practice nursing across the lifespan in various mental health care settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the PMHNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

DNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) (online)

This (BSN entry) 74-semester hour specialty track in the DNP program prepares graduates as psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioners at the doctoral level. Students complete a total of 600 clinical practicum hours across the lifespan supervised by qualified preceptors within a variety of mental health care settings.f The additional clinical hours required to achieve the minimum 1,000 clinical hours (AACN) are completed during enrollment in the DNP project courses. A DNP project must be completed to fulfill degree requirements. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates with a doctoral degree who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver psychiatric/mental health advanced practice nursing across the lifespan in various mental health care settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the PMHNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate (PMHNP-C) (online)

This 27-36 semester hour specialty certificate is for licensed registered nurses with an earned MSN from an accredited nursing program. Students complete a total of 600 clinical practicum hours supervised by qualified preceptors. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver psychiatric/mental health advanced practice nursing across the lifespan in various mental health care settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the PMHNP specialty certification examination American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

RN-MSN Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) (Online)

This 56-semester hour specialty track in the MSN program prepares graduates as Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse practitioners (AGPCNP). Students complete a total of 600 clinical hours in a variety of primary care/outpatient settings with qualified preceptor supervision. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing with adolescents, adults and geriatric populations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the AGPCNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

BSN-MSN Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) (Online)

This 47-semester hour specialty track in the MSN program prepares graduates as Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGPCNP). Students complete a total of 600 clinical hours in a variety of primary care/outpatient settings with qualified preceptor supervision. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice with adolescents, adults and geriatric populations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the AGPCNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

DNP Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) (online)

This 70-semester hour (BSN entry) specialty track in the DNP program prepares graduates as Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AGPCNP) at the doctorate level. Students must complete a total of 1000 clinical hours with 600 clinical hours in a variety of acute care settings with qualified preceptor supervision and the additional clinical hours in the doctoral project courses. A DNP project must be completed to fulfill degree requirements. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice with adolescents, adults and geriatric populations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the AGPCNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
Post Master’s Certificate (online)

This 33-semester hour specialty certificate prepares licensed registered nurses with an earned MSN from an accredited nursing program as AGPCNP advanced practice nurses. Students complete a total of 600 clinical hours in a variety of primary care/outpatient settings with qualified preceptor supervision. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing care with adolescents, adults and geriatric populations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the AGPCNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

RN- MSN Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) (online)

This 56-semester hour specialty track is in the MSN program prepares graduates as Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse practitioners (AGACNP). Students complete a total of 600 clinical hours in a variety of acute care settings with qualified preceptor supervision. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing care with acutely ill adults and geriatric populations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the AGACNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 

BSN - MSN Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) (online)

 This 47-semester hour specialty track in the MSN program prepares graduates as Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP). Students complete a total of 600 clinical hours in a variety of acute care settings with qualified preceptor supervision. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing care with acutely ill adults and geriatric populations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the AGACNP American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

DNP Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) (online) 

This 70-semester hour specialty track in the DNP program prepares graduates as Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP) at the doctoral level.   Students complete a total of 1000 clinical hours in with 600 clinical hours in a variety of acute care settings with qualified preceptor supervision and the additional clinical hours in the doctoral project courses. A DNP project must be completed to fulfill degree requirements. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing care with acutely ill adults and geriatric populations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the AGACNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Post-Master’s Certificate (online) 

This 33-semester hour specialty certificate prepares licensed registered nurses with an earned MSN from an accredited nursing program preparation as an AGACNP advanced practice nurse. Students complete a total of 600 clinical hours in a variety of acute care settings with qualified preceptor supervision. The goal of the program is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing care with acutely ill adults and geriatric populations. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the AGACNP specialty certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Online Programs

Bradley University is a SARA-approved institution (SARA=State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements).

Indiana

This institution is authorized by:
The Indiana Board of Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

Louisiana

Bradley University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland

Bradley University is registered with:
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Minnesota

Bradley University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Washington

Bradley University is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to provide practice experiences in Washington State for MSN/FNP, MSN/Nurse Administrator, MSN/Nurse Educator, and post MSN/FNP certificate, ADN-MSN/FNP and DNP companion programs. For more information, go to the following website: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NursingPrograms.aspx

State laws governing distance education programs may limit Bradley University’s ability to offer online opportunities to students. If you wish to enroll in one of our online degree programs and reside outside of Illinois, please inquire to determine if we have acquired permission to offer online courses in your state.

Admission (By Specialty Track/Program)

Applicants must meet all admission requirements of Graduate Education. In addition the Department of Nursing requires:

Administration/Leadership

MSN Nursing Administration

ADN/Diploma/RN with Non-nursing Baccalaureate Degree Entry

  1. Applicants must have an RN degree from a CNEA or ACEN accredited Diploma or Associate’s Degree nursing program, or with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

BSN Entry 

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

DNP Leadership (online)

  1. Applicants must have an MSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program. Those with a non-nursing master’s degree must possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale
  4. Professional Portfolio - The portfolio is to include a professional resume and documentation with description of supervised clinical clock hours in the master’s degree program.

Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

ADN/Diploma/RN with Non-nursing Baccalaureate Degree Entry

  1. Applicants must have an RN degree from a CNEA or ACEN accredited Diploma or Associate’s Degree nursing program, or with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

BSN Entry

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

DNP FNP (online)

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

FNP Post-Master's Certificate (online)

  1. Applicants must have an MSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

ADN/Diploma/RN with Non-nursing Baccalaureate Degree Entry

  1. Applicants must have an RN degree from a CNEA or ACEN accredited Diploma or Associate’s Degree nursing program, or with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

BSN Entry

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

DNP PMHNP (online)

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

PMHNP Post-Master's Certificate (online)

  1. Applicants must have an MSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.

Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

MSN Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

ADN/Diploma/RN with Non-nursing Baccalaureate Degree Entry

  1. Applicants must have an RN degree from a CNEA or ACEN accredited Diploma or Associate’s Degree nursing program, or with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

BSN Entry

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

DNP AGPCNP (online)

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

AGPCNP Post Master’s Certificate (online)

  1. Applicants must have an MSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.

Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

MSN Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

ADN/Diploma/RN with Non-nursing Baccalaureate Degree Entry

  1. Applicants must have an RN degree from a CNEA or ACEN accredited Diploma or Associate’s Degree nursing program, or with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

BSN Entry

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

DNP AGACNP (online)

  1. Applicants must have a BSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.

AGACNP Post-Master's Certificate (online)

  1. Applicants must have an MSN degree from a CNEA, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of a current unencumbered nursing license.
  3. A nursing grade point average of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.
    *Applicants with deficiencies in the requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis.

    Capstone Project in Nursing

    Students in the MSN Nursing Administration track n a must complete a scholarly project in nursing to meet program requirements. This major scholarly paper must identify an issue or problem in the profession of nursing and propose a plan to investigate with potential resolution.

    Comprehensive Assessment

    All students are required to take a comprehensive assessment prior to graduation with the exception of post master's certificate tracks.

    DNP Project

    All students in the DNP program are required to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate a DNP project. The DNP project is guided by evidence-based practice or quality improvement processes focused on system or population changes that positively influence healthcare outcomes through direct or indirect patient care.

    Curriculum Tracks (By Specialty Tracks/Program)

    *The curriculum is subject to continuous review and evaluation, which may necessitate revision of courses and requirements.

    Administration/ Leadership

    MSN Nursing Administration – (online)

    ADN/Diploma/RN with a Non-nursing Baccalaureate Degree Entry - 39 semester hours

    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 300 Conceptual Bases for Professional Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory (2)
    • NUR 407 RN-MSN Practicum (1)
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Nursing Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 630 Nursing Administration Theory - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 631 Nursing Administration Practicum I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 632 Nursing Administration Theory II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 633 Nursing Administration Practicum II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 697 Capstone Project in Nursing – 3 hrs.

    BSN Degree Entry - 30 semester hours

    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures – 3 hrs.
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Nursing Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 630 Nursing Administration Theory - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 631 Nursing Administration Practicum I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 632 Nursing Administration Theory II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 633 Nursing Administration Practicum II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 697 Capstone Project in Nursing – 3 hrs.

    DNP Leadership – 36-40 semester hours (online)

    • ECO 605 Healthcare Economics and Finance – 3 hrs.
    • NUR 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 703 Health Promotion in Populations - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 705 Research Design and Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 720 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 735 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 740 Healthcare Policy and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 752 Advanced Health Informatics – 3 hrs
    • NUR 840 DNP Clinical Practice - 0-4 hrs.
    • NUR 841 DNP Project I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 842 DNP Project II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 843 DNP Project III - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 844 DNP Project IV - 3 hrs.

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    MSN FNP (online)

    BSN Entry - 50 semester hours

    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Health Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 676 Primary Care Acute Conditions Across the Lifespan I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 677 Primary Care Chronic Conditions Across the Lifespan II - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 678 Primary Care Across the Lifespan III - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 679 Primary Care Immersion IV - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice – 2 hrs.

    ADN/Diploma/RN with a Non-nursing Baccalaureate Degree entry– 59 semester hours (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 300 Conceptual Bases for Professional Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory (2)
    • NUR 407 RN-MSN Practicum (1)
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Health Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 676 Primary Care Acute Conditions Across the Lifespan I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 677 Primary Care Chronic Conditions Across the Lifespan II - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 678 Primary Care Across the Lifespan III - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 679 Primary Care Immersion IV - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice – 2 hrs.

    DNP Family Nurse Practitioner – 71 semester hours (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ECO 605 Healthcare Economics and Finance – 3 hrs.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 676 Primary Care Acute Conditions Across the Lifespan I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 677 Primary Care Chronic Conditions Across the Lifespan II - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 678 Primary Care Across the Lifespan III - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 679 Primary Care Immersion IV - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice – 2 hr.
    • NUR 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 703 Health Promotion in Populations - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 705 Research Design and Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 720 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 735 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 740 Healthcare Policy and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 752 Advanced Health Informatics – 3 hrs
    • NUR 841 DNP Project I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 842 DNP Project II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 843 DNP Project III - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 844 DNP Project IV - 3 hrs.

    FNP Post- Master’s Certificate – 26 - 35 semester hours (online)

    • *BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • *NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • *NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 676 Primary Care Acute Conditions Across the Lifespan I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 677 Primary Care Chronic Conditions Across the Lifespan II - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 678 Primary Care Across the Lifespan III - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 679 Primary Care Immersion IV - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice (2)
    *may be waived if completed within the past 5 years with an earned grade of B or better from an accredited MSN program.

    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    BSN - MSN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Health Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 680 PNP Roles- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 682 Psychopharmacology and Neurophysiology for the PNP- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 684 Advanced Psychiatric Interviewing and Differential Diagnosis- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 685 PNP Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan and Practicum I- 6 hrs.
    • NUR 686 PNP Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan and Practicum II- 6 hrs
    • NUR 687 PNP Specialty Focus Practicum- 4 hrs.
    • NUR 688 Professional Aspects of the PNP- 2 hours

    RN - MSN Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 300 Conceptual Bases for Professional Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory- 2 hrs.
    • NUR 407 RN-MSN Practicum- 1 hr.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Health Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 680 PNP Roles- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 682 Psychopharmacology and Neurophysiology for the PNP- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 684 Advanced Psychiatric Interviewing and Differential Diagnosis- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 685 PNP Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan and Practicum I- 6 hrs.
    • NUR 686 PNP Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan and Practicum II- 6 hrs
    • NUR 687 PNP Specialty Focus Practicum III - 4 hrs.
    • NUR 688 Professional Aspects of the PNP- 2 hours

    DNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ECO 605 Healthcare Economics and Finance – 3 hrs.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 680 PNP Roles- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 682 Psychopharmacology and Neurophysiology for the PNP- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 684 Advanced Psychiatric Interviewing and Differential Diagnosis- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 685 PNP Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan and Practicum I- 6 hrs.
    • NUR 686 PNP Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan and Practicum II- 6 hrs
    • NUR 687 PNP Specialty Focus Practicum III - 4 hrs.
    • NUR 688 Professional Aspects of the PNP- 2 hours
    • NUR 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 703 Health Promotion in Populations - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 705 Research Design and Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 720 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 735 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 740 Healthcare Policy and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 752 Advanced Health Informatics – 3 hrs
    • NUR 840 DNP Clinical Practice 0-4 hrs.
    • NUR 841 DNP Project I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 842 DNP Project II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 843 DNP Project III - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 844 DNP Project IV - 3 hrs.

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate (PMHNP-C) (online)

    • *BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs
    • *NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • *NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs
    • NUR 680 PNP Roles- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 682 Psychopharmacology and Neurophysiology for the PNP- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 684 Advanced Psychiatric Interviewing and Differential Diagnosis- 3 hrs.
    • NUR 685 PNP Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan and Practicum I- 6 hrs.
    • NUR 686 PNP Continuum of Care Across the Lifespan and Practicum II- 6 hrs
    • NUR 687 PNP Specialty Focus Practicum- 4 hrs.
    • NUR 688 Professional Aspects of the PNP- 2 hrs.
    *may be waived if completed within the past 5 years with an earned grade of B or better  from an accredited MSN program.

    Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

    RN-MSN Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online)

    • NUR 300 Nursing Theory - 3 hrs
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hours
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory - 2 hrs
    • NUR 407 RN - MSN Practicum - 1 hr
    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 300 Conceptual Bases for Professional Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory- 2 hrs.
    • NUR 407 RN-MSN Practicum- 1 hr.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Health Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 666 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 667 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics II - 6 hrs
    • NUR 668 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics III - 6 hrs
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs

    BSN -  MSN Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 300 Conceptual Bases for Professional Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory- 2 hrs.
    • NUR 407 RN-MSN Practicum- 1 hr.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Health Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning - 3 hrs
    • NUR 666 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 667 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics II - 6 hrs
    • NUR 668 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics III - 6 hrs
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs

    DNP Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • ECO 605 Healthcare Economics and Finance – 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning - 3 hrs
    • NUR 666 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 667 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics II - 6 hrs
    • NUR 668 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics III - 6 hrs
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs
    • NUR 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 703 Health Promotion in Populations - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 705 Research Design and Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 720 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 735 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 740 Healthcare Policy and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 752 Advanced Health Informatics – 3 hrs
    • NUR 840 DNP Clinical Practice 0-4 hrs.
    • NUR 841 DNP Project I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 842 DNP Project II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 843 DNP Project III - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 844 DNP Project IV - 3 hrs

    Post - Master’s Certificate - Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.*
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.*
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.*
    • NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning - 3 hrs
    • NUR 666 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 667 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics II - 6 hrs
    • NUR 668 Management of Adolescents, Adults and Geriatrics III - 6 hrs
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs
    *may be waived if completed within the past 5 years with an earned grade of B or better from an accredited MSN program.

    Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

    RN-MSN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (online)

    • NUR 300 Nursing Theory - 3 hrs
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hours
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory - 2 hrs
    • NUR 407 RN - MSN Practicum - 1 hr
    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 300 Conceptual Bases for Professional Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory- 2 hrs.
    • NUR 407 RN-MSN Practicum- 1 hr.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Health Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 656 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 657 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients II - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 658 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients III - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs

    BSN -  MSN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • ENC 510 Statistical Procedures - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 501 Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 526 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 300 Conceptual Bases for Professional Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 303 Research in Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 404 Community Health Nursing Theory- 2 hrs.
    • NUR 407 RN-MSN Practicum- 1 hr.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 615 Health Informatics - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 640 Healthcare Policy - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning - 3 hrs
    • NUR 656 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 657 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients II - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 658 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients III - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs

    DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.
    • ECO 605 Healthcare Economics and Finance – 3 hrs.
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning - 3 hrs
    • NUR 656 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 657 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients II - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 658 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients III - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs
    • NUR 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 703 Health Promotion in Populations - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 705 Research Design and Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 720 Evidence Based Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 735 Leadership in Advanced Nursing Practice - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 740 Healthcare Policy and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 752 Advanced Health Informatics – 3 hrs
    • NUR 840 DNP Clinical Practice 0-4 hrs.
    • NUR 841 DNP Project I - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 842 DNP Project II - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 843 DNP Project III - 3 hrs.
    • NUR 844 DNP Project IV - 3 hrs

    Post- Master’sCertificate - Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (online)

    • BIO 526 Advanced Pathophysiology - 3 hrs.*
    • NUR 600 Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hrs.*
    • NUR 651 Advanced Pharmacology I - 3 hrs.*
    • NUR 655 Diagnostic Reasoning - 3 hrs
    • NUR 656 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients I - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 657 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients II - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 658 Management of Acutely ill Adults and Geriatric Patients III - 6 hrs.
    • NUR 690 Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs
    *may be waived if completed within the past 5 years with an earned grade of B or better from an accredited MSN program.

    This is the official catalog for the 2022-2023 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.